Data Analyst II


Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Bellevue, Washington, Houston, Texas, Redmond, Washington, United States

Job Type: Full time


Are you motivated by using data, analytics, and technology to drive key business insights for Microsoft and its competitors? Are you looking for a role where you can have significant impact in contributing to the growth of some of Microsoft’s most critical businesses and keep a pulse on the competitive landscape? If so, the Insights, Data Engineering, and Analytics (IDEAs) in the Experiences + Devices (E+D) organization has a great opportunity.

As a Data Analyst on the Compete Analytics team, you will focus on reporting and analyzing Microsoft share vs. key competitors for the Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management (SCI-M) businesses. Our team supplies important competitive data and analysis that is utilized broadly and by the most senior leaders in the company




  • Deep data and business analyses to deliver insights and learning on Microsoft success against competitors.
  • Define, develop, and monitor key performance metrics and analytic data for Microsoft SCI-M products and competitor solutions. Ensure metrics are both simple to understand and easy to use in driving the business
  • Define, automate, and deliver core reporting as a tool for presenting results and aid in storytelling
  • Data exploration to determine the best 1st and 3rd party data solutions for use in total market share measurement and analysis
  • Partner with Business, Marketing, Product & Finance stakeholders to build actionable plans & analysis that address key business questions and inform business strategy
  • Collaborate closely with Data Engineering and Data Sciences teams to incorporate their expertise into projects that address prioritized business needs
  • Present insights and learnings to key stakeholders and executives in standard business forums
  • Provide thought leadership on the competitive landscape for the Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management businesses



  • 2+ years of experience and proficiency in analyzing large volumes of data, extracting insights processing large data sets using SQL or SQL-like scripting language and Excel. Experience with COSMOS, C++, C#, .NT, Hadoop, Spark
  • 2+ years of experience and proficiency in automating reporting and building visualizations using tools such as Power BI and Excel
  • Deep data/business analysis capabilities and creative thinking with demonstrated ability to work in ambiguous situations


  • Basic understanding of statistics and machine learning.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to synthesize complex issues/scenarios into easy-to-understand concepts. Strong storytelling and presentation capabilities are critical
  • Strong cross-group collaboration and business partnering skills to use across diverse stakeholder organizations
  • Masters or Bachelors degree in Statistics, Math, Computer Science, Economics, Business, Engineering, or a related field. Also equivalent alternative education, skills, and practical equivalent experience is acceptable

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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